Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type (Electromechanical, Pneumatic and Other Types), Aircraft Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Narrow Body Aircraft (NBA) and Other Aircraft Types), Seat Type (Business Class, First Class and Other Seat Types), Component, Sales of Channel and By Geography
Estimated Year Value (2023)
US $644 MN
Projected Year Value (2030)
US $1,303.7 MN
CAGR (2023 - 2030)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa
Highest Growing Market
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market is accounted for $644 million in 2023 and is expected to reach $1,303.7 million by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period. The comfort and functionality of seats for both passengers and pilots are improved by aircraft seat actuator systems, which also contribute to safety. Aircraft seat actuation systems provide smooth, ergonomic seat motion in addition to assisting with weight, kinematics, and intelligence optimization. Among the parts are wire harnesses, linear and rotary actuators, passenger seat control units, electronic control modules, and lumbar massage systems.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines in the Asia Pacific are expected to generate a net loss of USD 31.7 billion in 2020 and USD 7.5 billion in 2021, which is significantly less than that USD 4.9 billion in 2019.
Expanding urban air mobility platform
Demand for small, light-weight, and cutting-edge seating options in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is growing as the idea of urban air mobility takes hold. The space, comfort, and safety of passengers in these urban air transportation aircraft are greatly improved by these cutting-edge seat actuation systems. The need for cutting-edge seat actuation technology rises as more businesses make investments in creating eVTOL aircraft and air taxi services, creating a profitable market opportunity for manufacturers and promoting further development in the sector.
Regulations to install 16G seats in all aircraft
These laws mandate that chairs resist higher impact pressures in order to increase passenger safety during probable accidents. As a result, manufacturers struggle to develop seat actuation systems that are comfortable and cost-effective while yet meeting the strict 16G criteria. Adoption of cutting-edge actuation technology may be constrained by compliance with these restrictions due to potential increases in research and manufacturing costs.
As air travel demand increases, airlines seek to enhance passenger comfort and experience. Advanced seat actuation systems incorporating smart features like motorized adjustments, memory settings, and integrated entertainment controls are in high demand. Moreover, the integration of lightweight materials and energy-efficient components reduces fuel consumption, leading to cost savings for airlines. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity solutions enables real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance, optimizing system performance. Embracing these technological innovations allows manufacturers to meet evolving customer expectations, gain a competitive edge, and drive growth in the aircraft seat actuation system market.
Design and integration of passenger control unit
Developing user-friendly and ergonomic PCUs that seamlessly integrate with the seat actuation system is a complex task. Ensuring intuitive controls, safety features, and compatibility with the overall cabin design demands significant engineering expertise. Additionally, strict aviation regulations and certification processes further challenge manufacturers. Overcoming these restraints requires investments in research and development to create efficient and reliable PCUs that enhance the overall passenger experience without compromising safety and compliance standards.
Due to COVID-19, the supply of electrical components, position sensors, and arresting brakes used in aircraft pneumatic seat actuation systems has been negatively disrupted. The market for new commercial and private business planes has been negatively hampered by government travel limitations brought on by COVID-19. As a result, the market for aviation pneumatic seat actuation systems has also suffered. As travel restrictions start to lessen in some parts of the world, demand for aircraft seat actuation systems is anticipated to increase in the near future. Since many airlines' operations have been shut down as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, there is also less need for spare parts such as sensors and electrical components.
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) segment is expected to have a lucrative growth. These specialized manufacturers design, develop, and produce seat actuation units that meet stringent aviation standards and regulations. OEMs collaborate closely with aircraft manufacturers to integrate their systems seamlessly into the overall cabin layout. They provide innovative solutions, ensuring passenger comfort, safety, and reliability while considering weight optimization and cost-effectiveness. As key stakeholders in the aviation industry, OEMs continually strive to enhance their products, offering cutting-edge technologies that cater to the evolving needs of airlines and passengers alike.
The passenger control unit segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The passenger control unit segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. The Passenger Control Unit (PCU) in the Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market is the interface that allows passengers to adjust their seat position, including recline, legrest, and headrest, for optimal comfort during a flight. The PCU is typically located on the armrest or a nearby panel within easy reach of the passenger. It plays a vital role in enhancing the overall passenger experience by providing intuitive and user-friendly controls for seat adjustments. Manufacturers focus on designing PCUs with ergonomic features, intuitive interfaces, and durable construction to ensure reliable and efficient operation throughout the flight duration.
Region with largest share:
Europe holds a significant share in the Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market due to its thriving aerospace industry and large number of aircraft manufacturers and suppliers. With a strong emphasis on passenger comfort and safety, European airlines and aircraft OEMs demand cutting-edge seat actuation technologies. The region's focus on sustainable aviation drives the adoption of lightweight and energy-efficient systems. Moreover, technological advancements, such as IoT integration and smart seating solutions, are gaining popularity in the European market. As the region continues to witness steady growth in air travel, the demand for innovative and reliable seat actuation systems remains robust.
Region with highest CAGR:
Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, driven by the region's burgeoning aviation industry and increasing air travel demand. As airlines strive to offer enhanced passenger comfort, the demand for advanced seat actuation technologies is on the rise. Asia Pacific is home to several major aircraft manufacturers and airlines, which boosts the adoption of innovative and cost-effective seat actuation systems. The region's focus on lightweight materials and energy efficiency further propels market growth. Additionally, the expanding middle-class population and rising disposable income contribute to the increasing demand for air travel and sophisticated seating solutions in the region.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players in Aircraft Seat Actuation System market include Dornier Technologie GmbH, ElectroCraft Inc., Almec EAS Ltd., Ametek Inc., ITT Corporation, Astronics Corporation, Buhler Motor GmbH, CEF Industries LLC, Kyntronics, Lee Air Inc., AirWorks, Inc, Collins Aerospace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Inc, Elektro-Metall Export GmbH, Safran SA, Zodiac Aerospace S.A, Nook Industries, OTM Servo Mechanisms Limited, PGA Electronics S.A., Rollon S.P.A. and Meggitt PLC.
In July 2023, Ametek Inc. announced the launch of the ClearView® as the next-generation scintillator camera for supporting a complete transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applications portfolio.
In August 2022, ElectroCraft Inc. introduces RPE brushless DC servo motors, The ElectroCraft RapidPower Enhanced series (RPE series) is an innovative, new brushless DC (BLDC) motor design that combines performance, flexibility and affordability, offering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the perfect platform for a wide range of motion applications.
In September 2021, Recaro Aircraft Seating was selected to equip Qatar Airways's new A321neo fleet with the brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. The company will begin to equip the new CL3810 seats 20 A321neo aircraft from the end of 2022.
• Other Types
Aircraft Types Covered:
• Fixed Wing
• Rotary Wing
• Narrow Body Aircraft (NBA)
• Wide Body Aircraft (WBA)
• Very Large Aircraft (VLA)
• Regional Transport Aircraft (RTA)
• Other Aircraft Types
Seat Types Covered:
• Business Class
• First Class
• Premium Economy Class
• Economy Class
• Other Components
Sales of Channels Covered:
• Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Emerging Markets
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4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market, By Type
5.5 Other Types
6 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market, By Aircraft Type
6.2 Fixed Wing
6.3 Rotary Wing
6.4 Narrow Body Aircraft (NBA)
6.5 Wide Body Aircraft (WBA)
6.6 Very Large Aircraft (VLA)
6.7 Regional Transport Aircraft (RTA)
6.8 Other Aircraft Types
7 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market, By Seat Type
7.2 Business Class
7.3 First Class
7.4 Premium Economy Class
7.5 Economy Class
8 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market, By Component
8.2.3 In-seat Power Supply
8.2.4 Passenger Control Unit
8.2.5 Electronic Control Unit
8.4 Other Components
9 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market, By Sales of Channel
9.2 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
10 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market, By Geography
10.2 North America
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.5 Other Key Strategies
12 Company Profiling
12.1 Dornier Technologie GmbH
12.2 ElectroCraft Inc.
12.3 Almec EAS Ltd.
12.4 Ametek Inc.
12.5 ITT Corporation
12.6 Astronics Corporation
12.7 Buhler Motor GmbH
12.8 CEF Industries LLC
12.10 Lee Air Inc.
12.11 AirWorks, Inc
12.12 Collins Aerospace
12.13 Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Inc
12.14 Elektro-Metall Export GmbH
12.15 Safran SA
12.16 Zodiac Aerospace S.A
12.17 Nook Industries
12.18 OTM Servo Mechanisms Limited
12.19 PGA Electronics S.A.
12.20 Rollon S.P.A.
12.21 Meggitt PLC
List of Tables
1 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Electromechanical (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Pneumatic (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Hydraulic (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Other Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Aircraft Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Fixed Wing (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Rotary Wing (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Narrow Body Aircraft (NBA) (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Wide Body Aircraft (WBA) (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Very Large Aircraft (VLA) (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Regional Transport Aircraft (RTA) (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Other Aircraft Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Seat Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Business Class (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By First Class (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Premium Economy Class (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Economy Class (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Hardware (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Actuator (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Motor (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By In-seat Power Supply (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Passenger Control Unit (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Electronic Control Unit (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Software (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Other Components (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Sales of Channel (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Aircraft Seat Actuation System Market Outlook, By Aftermarket (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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